This Day in History

The Edvard Munch’s iconic painting “The Scream” was recovered on May 7, 1994, after having been stolen from the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway, during the 1994 Winter Olympics. The painting’s theft and subsequent recovery captivated the world, highlighting issues of art security and the enduring value and vulnerability of cultural artifacts. “The Scream,” emblematic of human anxiety and existential dread, continues to resonate, and its recovery was a moment of triumph over the criminal efforts to undermine cultural heritage.